BP is within weeks of selecting the development solution for phase two of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project offshore northwest Africa, with first production targeted by the end of 2026 at the earliest.

Located off Senegal and Mauritania, GTA phase one is due on stream in late 2023 via deep-water subsea wells linked to a shallow-water floating production, storage and offloading vessel that will remove liquids and send gas to a 2.5 million tonnes per annum floating liquefied natural gas vessel moored behind a breakwater that also protects a jetty plus utilities and living quarters platforms.